16 Jul 2019

Learning Support Assistant

Job title: Learning Support Assistant
Location: ACM Guildford
Closing date: Sunday 22 September, 2019
Salary range: £10 - £12

Job Purpose

This is a fixed term contract lasting until August 2020. You will be working 25 hours a week to provide and deliver 1-1 support programmes for promoting students learning and emotional literacy both in class and out of class under the direction of the work of the Education Guidance Manager. The hours of work will be matched to the students timetable.

To provide safe, stimulating and therapeutic environment for students, promoting their physical, social, emotional and intellectual development enabling them to achieve their potential.


Key Tasks:

  • To deliver 1-2-1 support in class and out of class to develop social and friendships skills.
  • To liaise with teachers and other staff regarding the needs and progress of students receiving support
  • To meet with the Education Guidance officer to discuss progress and areas for development with regards to the needs of the student you are supporting.
  • To work in partnership with the Education Guidance Manager to ensure that regular, high level communication between the college and home is achieved so that parents are involved with the students learning and attitudes to learning are maximised.
  • Respond to students causes for concern and other relevant information
  • Maintain and prepare student records and reports as required to a high standard
  • Ensure that Individual Education Health Care Plans are used to set specific targets for the students which are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely.
  • To attend and participate in annual review meetings and all other required meetings relevant to the student that you are supporting.
  • To work as part of a multidisciplinary team with all staff in school and external agencies who contribute to the students care and educational needs.
  • To perform all duties in compliance with relevant health and safety regulations and codes of practice with due regards for health, safety and welfare of all premises users and visitors including contractors.
  • To promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adult at all times and ensure safeguarding polices and procedures are followed.
  • To attend relevant training and continuous professional development as required.
  • To undertake any duties which reasonably fall within the purview of the post, which may be allocated by the Education Guidance Manager or the Head Of Student Services.
  • To ensure that individual student needs are identified and responded to.
  • To establish and maintain positive, firm, professional and consistent boundaries that support the student to reach their full potential.


Person Specification


  • Maths and English Grade C or equivalent
  • Experience in working with and supporting children or young people in an educational environment
  • Ability to collaborate with others and work within a team
  • Clear, conscience written and oral communications skills adaptable to a wide range of audiences.
  • Competence with ICT
  • Commitment to meeting the needs of children and young people
  • Ability to direct and communicate routine
  • Ability to manage own time and tasks
  • A positive and flexible attitude
  • A good sense of humour
  • Patience and empathy for others
  • Reliability, creativity and integrity with problem solving and willingness to try new approaches.
  • Ability to promote the positive image of ACM
  • Ability to work sensitively with a wide range of people
  • Ability to reflect on own practices and a commitment to continuous professional development.
  • High levels of emotional literacy and resilience


  • Degree or equivalent qualification
  • Level 3 Certificate in Teaching and Learning
  • Qualifications in – First Aid, Child Protection, Safeguarding, Behaviour Management, Autism, Special Educational Needs
  • Knowledge of young peoples therapeutic, development, health and educational needs.
  • Experience in working with parent and carers, outside agencies to support children and young people.
  • Experience of working with students with specific learning difficulties such as Autism/ ADHD/.
  • Experience of music in education – knowledge of music, music theory and musical software


This job description reflects the core activities of the post and potential additional activities depending on experience. As the Department and the post-holder develop, there will inevitably be some changes to the duties for which the post is responsible, and possibly to the emphasis of the post itself. ACM expects that the post-holder will recognise this and will adopt a flexible approach to work. This could include undertaking relevant training where necessary. Should significant changes to the job purpose become necessary, the post-holder will be consulted and the changes reflected in a revised job purpose.

To apply for this role please download the application form below and send to recruit@acm.ac.uk

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